US President Donald Trump has hosted former Alaska governor Sarah Palin at a White House dinner with musicians Ted Nugent and Kid Rock.
Ms Palin posted photos on social media and her website.
They showed the group with President Trump, and also posing in front of a painting of Hillary Clinton in the White House.
"I’m going to surround myself only with the best and most serious people." (Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, Kid Rock meet Trump in the Oval Office) pic.twitter.com/wE8ww5tZ7D— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) April 20, 2017
In a post on her website, the former vice presidential candidate said she brought the musicians because President Trump told her to bring some friends.
The Wednesday dinner was not on the president's public schedule.
The White House said it was a private dinner and provided no further details.
Ms Palin said the "dinner was beyond superb". She thanked "the outstanding White House staff, chefs, Secret Service, and of course the President for making it such a special evening".
Sarah Palin at the White House last night. Who knows which Ambassadorship she'll end up with! pic.twitter.com/hSwdYvkRtg— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 20, 2017